Outerknown’s Merino Swim Trunks Are Ready for a Summer on the Water

Outerknown’s Merino Swim Trunks Are Ready for a Summer on the Water

When you think of Merino wool, you probably imagine a drawer full of warm winter clothing, or maybe a pair of comfy hiking socks. You likely don’t think about summer wear, especially not a pair of swim trunks. But Outerknown, the outdoor apparel brand founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater, is changing the way we think about wool with the new Woolaroo trunks, released earlier this month.

 

We got our hands on a pair while touring Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, and we’re here to tell you it’s time to leave the itchy stereotypes about wool behind. These 100 percent Merino wool trunks feel great, are super tough, and they’re eco-friendly, too. If you’re in the market for a pair of hard-working trunks that can stand up to a summer’s worth of surfing, swimming, and … Read the rest

Not a Shorts Guy? These Are the Summer Pants for You

Not a Shorts Guy? These Are the Summer Pants for You

[Editor’s Note: This story was updated on May 17, 2019 to include prAna, Agave Denim, Outerknown, Everlane, Wellen, Faherty, Bonobos, Todd Snyder, Rhone, J.Crew Factory, Perry Ellis,  and Under Armour.]

In the sweltering heat of summer, finding a pair of pants that strikes the perfect balance of comfort, durability, and good looks is tricky. Jeans are hot (yes, even  white ones); thin pants like linen that breathe feel great from the inside, but they wrinkle easily and can sweat through in humidity. And most can’t last beyond a single day without needing a wash. In an effort to find the ideal summer pants we tried two that claim to work well in everyday, outdoor situations.

No Sweat Pants from Vancouver’s DU/ER and 365 Pants from Flint & Tinder are designed to be worn during outdoor activities, and for multiple days straight, if necessary. Both aim to combine the look and … Read the rest